Thursday, August 30, 2012

Light & Simple Nails

Monday, August 27, 2012

Heart Toenails

Warning, warning! If you don't like feet, this post is not for you!! LOL I know this disclaimer is needed because I hate feet and think they are gross!! Toes especially!!!!  But I experimented with some painter's tape and a scissor and had a cute result. (I folded the tape in half before cutting the hearts- the old fashion way you made evenly shaped hearts in elementary schools.)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wild Home Flowers

These 'wild flower's were from Home Depot, believe it or not! Two different colors but almost the same.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hermit Crab Snail Nails

So, I love hermit crabs. I thought hermit crab nails would be so cute. These nail tattoo stickers were very easy to cut out and apply to each nail. However, I made the mistake of NOT using a clear top coat.... and the hermit crabs/snails washed away in the shower. Which is why I only have one photo! Word to the wise- secure your nail stickers with a top coat.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

3 Fun Nail Designs - Guest Post by Jill

The following pictures of nail designs were done by a talented girl named Jill. I kept noticing great photos of nails on my friend's Facebook page, so I finally asked her to do a Guest Post. She told me that her friend Jill was the one who actually did the nail art. So, I asked if I could post some of her designs and Jill said yes! I told my friend to encourage Jill to start up her own nail blog- because let's face it- she's really, REALLY great. Join me in praising Jill's nails!

I think my favorite is the 2nd one. Which one is your favorite?
Thanks Jill for letting me use your photos!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Wild Yellow Flowers

I have no idea what type of flower this is, but it's growing wild in my family's yard. What a nice yellow color, right? I captured these wild yellow flowers right after a rainfall.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you to Katie at Missy's Manis who has just nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award! Check out her blog.

The rules surrounding this award are:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Include a link to their blog.
3. Select 15 blogs/bloggers who you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award, you could also link to them.
5. Finally tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
Since I just completed random facts about myself and nominated other bloggers earlier this week for another award, I'm going to skip out on the answers and nominees as to not be repeatitive. However, I can see how these awards really help us bloggers to gain more followers. So, I wanted to at least post my thank you and also extend an invite to any blogger reading this. If you'd like to participate in answering the random facts and nominating other bloggers, I fully nominate you. I'd also be glad to post your link, so send me a comment or message!

Pastel Water Marbled Nails

It's time again for another water marbled nail manicure! This is really the first fancy technique I tried out when I started this blog and I really love it! Sometimes it doesn't turn out nicely at all but I still think it's fun.
Here are some pics (sorry but I had to include my awesome Jasmine paper cup because ...well, why not? lol). The nail polishes look so cool in the cup!

I didn't clean this mani up at all so I know the cuticles are messy!
There is water on my hands in the bottom photo- I think it looks kind of cool.

I still cannot master the technique of getting the design to go straight down the nail with the very feathered look! Any tips for my next try?

If you want to check out my previous water marbled nails, click here and tell me which one you like best- Red, Blue, or Pastel!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cherry Lemonade

Cherry Lemonade fragrance wax by Yankee Candle is such a delicious home fragrance. It's so summery and fruity. While it was burning, I kept sniffing the air because it was so sweet. It made me think of picnic time. A+.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Liebster Awards - Help Promote Small Blogs

Ok, awesome! Crazy Nail Lady recently nominated me for a Liebster Award! I've never been nominated for any blog awards.. I kind of never really knew what was going on with them. So how nice is that?! Check out her other nominees here.

The Liebster award is awarded to bloggers who have under 200 followers.  What a great way to help us small bloggers gain some new followers!   I've noticed that so many nail bloggers have hundreds or THOUSANDS of followers- wow! That amazes me.  So here's a nice way for us small bloggers to help each other out (and who knows, maybe one day we'll have many, many followers too.)

Once you are nominated, here is how to participate:

1. You must post 11 things about yourself.

2. You must answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for you.
3. You must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers you have decided to tag.

4. You must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in your post.

5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.

6. There are no tag backs.

So, here is my shot at this!

I have no idea what to write for the 'things about me'... I don't want to bore my readers here lol. Ok, let's see..

11 Things About Me

  1. I played piano when I was very little and now I keep a keyboard and chair set up in my attic
  2. I love children's movies
  3. I still miss college and living in dorms and I think that feeling will last for many more years to come
  4. I want lots of kids so I can have a big family
  5. I don't care about fashion at all
  6. My best friends are my parents
  7. Working out is totally boring in my opinion
  8. I secretly want to stay home and watch a good TV series while it rains out
  9. I love sea turtles and seahorses 
  10. I want to travel with all my friends
  11. I want to be married :)

Answers to the questions made by my tagger Crazy Nail Lady

  1. Who is your hero and why? My parents because they are amazing people.
  2. Where is one place you would go if money weren't an object? Every country in Asia.
  3. What are your three favorite things to do when you have no other obligations? Go to the beach, watch TV, be with people.
  4. What is your most prized possession (not a person)? Some of my souvenirs from my travels.
  5. What is your favorite memory? Laughing with students abroad.
  6. How did you choose the name of your blog? I wasn't sure what new things I wanted to try and blog about exactly so I didn't want to get too specific.. so I thought "Try It" would make sense for what I was doing.
  7. What is your favorite thing about blogging? Getting comments! By far!
  8. If you could design your own polish line what would it be called and what would be the first collection you would create? Maybe... Water Shine. I gravitate toward greens and blues so I'd probably put out a lot of cool water colors.
  9. What is your go to color? Not sure really... maybe white or green.
  10. Where do you get inspiration for your manicures? Pinterest! And other bloggers.
  11. Do you own any indie polishes? If so, what kind? If not, what is the first one you would buy? I do not own any and I honestly don't know very much about them but I'd be willing to try any.

My 11 Questions For You
1. If you didn't have to get up for work etc., would you be a morning or night person? 2. What is your biggest frustration with blogging?
3. What country are the majority of your readers in according to your Stats?
4. It's time to buy a snack but you can only get one. Do you go with the salty snack (chips, popcorn, pretzels) or do you go with the chocolatey snack (chocolate bar, cake, pudding)?
5. If you're a nail blogger, how often do you do a new manicure? (If not nails, how often do you like to post about your topic?)
6. What decade were you born in?
7. What's your favorite TV show at the moment?
8. What type of weather do you love the most?
9. Do you have any children?
10. Do you have any jewelery that you wear every single day?
11. If you could save one sad situation in this world and give them a happy ending, which would it be?

My 11 Nominations (Follow them! Help us all get new followers)

(In no particular order:)

Thanks again to Crazy Nail Lady for getting me involved in this exciting promo. Bloggers, if you're posting a response to this post, please link it back in the comments so I can read your answers!

Readers, please follow these blogs to help them all get new readers!
Thanks everyone :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Smurf Nails

How fun is this? I did Smurf Nails!!  Surpringsly, they didn't have Smurfette, but they did have Papa Smurf at least.  I'm really loving water decals and I want to find more because they are easy and wind up looking very neat. To see my step-by-step process for how to apply water decals, read my Disney nail post.

I realize these nails came out looking pretty guido haha! Oh well. I guess this was because of the color and the very square shape, I didn't mind the guidoness since the Smurfs were so fun.

Base Color


Without shiny top coat

With shiny top coat

Papa Smurf

Which Smurf pose is your favorite?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Burnt Red and Yellow Flowers

These beautiful flowers were in a public park. I had to stop and take some pictures! Isn't it cool how the colors blend into each other? And what a rare type of red! It looks burnt to me.